Koupa Pie With Bulghur Wheat

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Preparation Time:

30 min

Cooking Time:

10 min

Portion(s):

2 servings
Category:With Meat & Poultry

Made with

Bulgur-Wheat01
Bulgur Wheat 500g
Self-Raising-Flour
Self Raising Flour 1kg

Ingredients

FOR THE BULGUR BASE
  • 1/2 cup Mitsides Self Rising Flour
  • 1 cup Mitsides Bulgur Wheat (Blue Package)
  • 1 & 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)
FOR THE MEAT TOPPING
  • 500 grams minced pork
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 finely diced onions
  • 2 heaped tbs diced fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh parsley
  • 2/3 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp all spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2tbs almond flakes
  • olive oil for frying
  • salt & pepper to taste
FOR THE TAHINI-LEMON DRESSING
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • lemon juice to taste (about 2 tbs)
  • 1 tsp water
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method

1.Prepare the bulgur base. (Note that I like a thick bulgur base, but if you want a more meat-heavy and crispier pie, I would cut the bulgur base recipe in half or just make 3/4 of it.) Place the bulgur in a bowl and add the boiling water. Let rest for about 1 hour. The bulgur wheat should have absorbed all the water and be soft to touch and edible – much like when you boil it, but a little stickier. If the bulgur wheat hasn’t reached this state yet, just add a little more boiling water and leave a little longer. Stir in the olive oil, flour, cinnamon and salt and pepper. The bulgur wheat should be sticky but you should be able to shape it with your hands.

2. Line a cake pan (with removable sides) with parchment paper. Add the bulgur wheat into the pan and press it down and into the corners to form the base of a pie. Preheat the oven to 200C.

3. Prepare the meat filling. Stir fry the onion and garlic until translucent. Add the minced pork, spices (including salt and pepper) and fry together until the pork has been cooked and all the liquid has evaporated. Add the almond flakes towards the end so that they don’t become soft.

4. Place the meat filling on top of the bulgur base. Sprinkle with more almond flakes as garnish. Bake for about 20 minutes. While baking, prepare the tahini sauce.

5. Remove the “koupe” pie after 20 minutes and drizzle the tahini sauce on top. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

6. Serve immediately, with lemon on the side.

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